Yucatan Cenotes Scuba Diving
"Cenote" (pronounced, say-no-TAY) in modern Spanish means "natural (fresh-water) well." Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the extreme southeastern tip of Mexico where the major resort areas of Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen are found, is an area rich with Cenotes that have been providing scuba divers from around the world access to unparalleled cave diving experiences for the past 20 years.
The Cenotes are entrances to caverns that take you into the Yucatan Peninsula's unique system of fresh-water underground rivers. In the Yucatan there are over 6000 Cenotes but only 1400 of these, consisting of approximately 400 km (250 miles) of underground rivers, have actually been explored and registered. The water in the Cenotes is warm year round (approximately 24-deg. C [76-deg F]). The water in the underground rivers normally allows you a visibility of an incredible 90 meters (300 feet) and within the caverns and caves, columns, stalagmites, stalactites, small fish, and natural wonders abound.Read more